Grace Barr

12 May 1840–
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Grace

When Grace Barr was born on 12 May 1840, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander B. Barr, was 21 and her mother, Elisabeth Stewart, was 22. She married John Wilson on 1 December 1865, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She lived in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Laurieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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John Wilson
1835–
Grace Barr
1840–
Marriage: 1 December 1865

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World Events (8)

1843
Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
Age 3
The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 32
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’ or a British cognate of this.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gateway or barrier, from Middle English, Old French barre ‘bar’, ‘obstruction’.3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Barre. See Barre .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Barry
Barre
Barrs

Sources (5)

  • Grace Barr in household of Obadiah Denie, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Grace Barr in household of Alexander Barr, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Grace Barr, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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